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How are back problems caused?
Sitting with incorrect posture
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How can back problems be prevented?
Adjustable computer chair, foot support, correct posture, correct screen tilt, ergonomic desk
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How can Repetitive Strain Injury be prevented?
Ergonomic keyboard/ mouse, wrist rest, adjustable chair, type correctly, regular breaks, variation in tasks
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What is eye strain caused by?
Using a screen for long periods of time, screen glare, poor lighting
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How can eye strain be prevented?
Text should be big enough to read, good lighting in work area, prevent glare, regular breaks, regular eye tests, appropriate distance from monitor (about 30cm)
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How is stress caused by ICT?
Difficult to use systems, bugs in systems, fast pace too much, changes in technology, frustrating software, viruses
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How can stress be prevented?
Provide training for employees on how to use systems/software, employee technicians to fix system problems
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What legislation is there regarding work and ICT?
Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)- protect employees against risks to h+s in connection with work activities. Health and Safety (Display screen equipment) Regulations 1992- quality appropriate training and equipment (e.g. computer screens, desks)
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What are the rules relating to computer screens in the 1992 regulations?
Should be able to tilt and swivel. Be appropriate height. Stable image/ no flickering. Brightness and contrast should be adjustable. Anti-glare. Appropriate size for use
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What are the rules relating to appropriate training in the 1992 regulations?
Users should understand regulations, know how to make adjustments to screens etc
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What are the rules relating to chairs in the 1992 regulations?
Should be adjustable for user to have appropriate view of screen, use of seat backs for support and prevent back problems
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What are the rules relating to chairs in the 1992 regulations?
Should be big enough for computer equipment and other paperwork, matt surface to reduce glare, use of document holder if needed
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What are the rules relating to keyboards in the 1992 regulations?
Ergonomic keyboard and mouse
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Why should health and safety regs be taken into consideration when designing new software?
The new software should be bug free, easy to use, appropriate use of fonts/colours etcs, ordered data, use of shortcuts and minimal clicking to reduce stress
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Why should software be tested?
TO check if any changes need to be made. Should be tested by the users
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How can users be supported?
Help desks, training, logging issues, user guides
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